Australia fire: Three children killed in house blaze

Australia fire: Three children killed in house blaze

Image copyright NINE NEWS Image caption The cause of the fire is not yet known Three children have died in a house fire in the Australian state of New South Wales, police say. Firefighters were called to the home in Singleton, 200km (120 miles) north-west of Sydney, at about 03:30 local time on Wednesday (17:30 […]

Westerners ‘fuelling Philippine child sex video rise’

Westerners ‘fuelling Philippine child sex video rise’

Image caption “Jhona” says she and her friend were sexually exploited as children, by the girl’s mother Two-thirds of children forced into online sex abuse videos in the Philippines are exploited by their own parent or family member, it is claimed. Much of the trade is driven by people in the West paying adults to […]

Changi Airport: Drones disrupt flights in Singapore

Changi Airport: Drones disrupt flights in Singapore

Media captionWorld’s tallest indoor waterfall opens in Singapore airport Unauthorised drone flying has prompted disruptions at Singapore’s Changi Airport for the second time in a week. The country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) said 18 flights had been delayed, and seven flights diverted due to drones and bad weather. Last week, one runway was suspended at […]

Malaysia air pollution: Schools shut after illness hits children

Malaysia air pollution: Schools shut after illness hits children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of a primary school in Malaysia More than 400 schools in the Malaysian state of Johor are closed after 75 students experienced breathing difficulties and vomiting. Schools in the industrial area of Pasir Gudang have been shut until Thursday as authorities investigate the latest air pollution incident […]

West Bengal protests: Politicians hounded to return bribe money

West Bengal protests: Politicians hounded to return bribe money

Image copyright AFP Image caption Residents have been raiding politician’s homes asking for their bribe money back People in India’s West Bengal state are up in arms against politicians for an unusual reason – they are demanding their representatives repay bribes. The state’s chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, has told ministers to return bribe money they […]

Israel Folau: Rugby star recoups donations in sacking row

Israel Folau: Rugby star recoups donations in sacking row

Image copyright EPA Image caption Folau was sacked by Rugby Australia for his social media posts A second fundraiser for sacked rugby player Israel Folau has drawn more donations within 24 hours than a previous campaign that was shut down on Monday. Folau had his contract terminated by Rugby Australia (RA) in May after he […]

Kabir Singh: Bollywood’s misogyny problem is not new

Kabir Singh: Bollywood’s misogyny problem is not new

Image copyright Kabir Singh/ Facebook Image caption The film earned $10m in its opening weekend A new Bollywood film, Kabir Singh, is being described as misogynistic even as it has set box office coffers ringing. But this is hardly a new problem in India’s biggest film industry, writes the BBC’s Divya Arya. Kabir Singh is […]

Gangnam: The scandal rocking the playground of K-pop

Gangnam: The scandal rocking the playground of K-pop

Earlier this year, the meticulously managed world of K-pop was rocked by scandal. Seungri, a singer in one of the world’s most famous boy bands, Big Bang, was questioned by police over allegations he was procuring prostitutes for his business and had embezzled funds at Burning Sun, a nightclub he part-owned in the exclusive Gangnam […]

Cambodia building collapse: Two pulled alive from rubble

Cambodia building collapse: Two pulled alive from rubble

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A survivor is carried on stretches after being cut from the rubble on Monday In Cambodia, two people have been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building – more than two days after Saturday’s disaster. The two survivors were given water and taken to hospital in the […]

Jharkhand: Arrests over lynching of India Muslim man

Jharkhand: Arrests over lynching of India Muslim man

Image copyright BBC Hindi Image caption A video showing Ansari pleading for his life has been widely circulated on social media Indian police have arrested five people after a Muslim man was beaten to death by a mob. Tabrez Ansari, 24, died days after being attacked by people who accused him of stealing a motorcycle […]

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